PROFILE - BRIANNA HILLE
Brianna completed her Psychology training at Curtin university specialising in rehabilitation counselling and has been a registered Psychologist since 1994. She worked in a variety of settings coordinating return to work programs, pain management programs, vocational counselling and assessment, and adjustment counselling for people with chronic illness and disabilities. She has supervised and managed teams within the community services and education sector.
While in the UK she worked the rehabilitation field in psychiatric mental health setting. After her maternity leave, she returned to Psychology working with couples and families and in an Employee Assistance Program in Melbourne. Since returning to Perth Brianna has worked in private practice and part time in a school for young people with complex needs. She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Curtin in 2018.
Brianna’s approach is client centred utilising a range of psycho-therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Existential and Psychodynamic. She has worked extensively with children and young people with a complex trauma history. She utilises a strengths based methods and focuses on creating a safe space to explore issues of concern.
Her approach uses the client therapist relationship as a vehicle to highlight patterns of interpersonal responding that may be the focus for change. She works on increasing mentalisation skills to improve understanding of self, others and interpersonal relationships.
Treatment areas include:
Depression and mood disorder
Anxiety and panic symptoms
Relationship breakdown (couples and families)
Trauma and stress
Greif and loss
Work performance and conflict